Kerry’s Fighting Story 1916-21 – Introduction by J.J Lee


The classic text on the struggle for independence in Kerry. Introduction by J.J. Lee.


Almost a century ago a small body of men engaged in combat with the armed forces of an Empire. Militarily they
were weak. Their strength lay in their faith in their cause and in the unflinching support of a civilian population which
refused to be cowed by threats or by violence.

This new edition of 'Kerry’s Fighting Stories' features stories and reports from every aspect of the conflict, from the
formation of the Volunteers in Kerry early in the twentieth century, through the first casualties as the Easter Rising
took its toll and on to the campaigns in the East and West of the county during the war of Independence itself.

With barracks attacks, ambushes, shootings and even engagements with warships, it brings to life a conflict that is
fading from the collective memory of the county and country.
Kerry’s Fighting Stories offers a fascinating perspective on the struggle for independence in Kerry directly from the
men who took part in the actions themselves.

Isbn: 9781856356411


About the Authors

Originally published by The Kerryman in 1947, there are four titles in the Fighting Stories Series. Rebel Cork, Dublin, Kerry and Limerick. They record the events of the War of Independence in the words of the people who fought it and those who wrote about it at the time.


A harrowing insight into the battle for independence'

- Kerry's Eye